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The #German #tax authorities give out *2* instead of *1* ID number per person. The two numbers are the "tax number" and the "Personal ID".

I was just asked to provide my "tax ID" by my health insurance. Which one is it? They give a hint: it's the one with only digits and it doesn't start with a 0 and it's 11 digits long. This is true for both of them.

 

New York prosecutors subpoena eight years of #Trump's #tax #returns | #US news | The Guardian


 

New York prosecutors subpoena eight years of #Trump's #tax #returns | #US news | The Guardian


 

The insidious ideology pushing us towards a Brexit cliff-edge


George Monbiot (The Guardian)

For neoliberal zealots, no deal represents a great opportunity to dramatically reshape Britain.

At first sight it’s incomprehensible. Why risk everything for a no-deal Brexit? Breaking up their own party, losing their parliamentary majority, dismantling the UK, trashing the economy, triggering shortages of food and medicine: how could any objective, for the Conservative and Unionist party, be worth this? What good does it do them?

Yes, some people will benefit. To judge by recent donations to the Conservative party, some very rich people approve of Boris Johnson’s policies. A no-deal Brexit might favour hedge funds that thrive on uncertainty, financiers seeking to short the pound, vulture capitalists hoping to mop up cheap property if markets collapse. But the winners are likely to be greatly outnumbered by the losers, among whom are many powerful commercial interests. (...)

The Brexit ultras in government are not just Brexit ultras. They are neoliberal ultras, and Brexit is a highly effective means of promoting this failed ideology. It’s the ultimate shock doctrine, using a public emergency to justify the imposition of policies that wouldn’t be accepted in ordinary times. (...)

Neoliberalism is the ideology developed by people such as Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman. (...)

It was embraced by Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan and most subsequent governments. They sought to implement the doctrine by cutting taxes, privatising and outsourcing public services, slashing public protections, crushing trade unions and creating markets where markets did not exist before. The doctrine was imposed by central banks, the IMF, the Maastricht treaty and the World Trade Organization. By shutting down political choice, governments and international bodies created a kind of totalitarian capitalism.

It has failed on its own terms, and in many other ways. (...)

The new politics that Boris Johnson’s government represents incorporates both neoliberalism and the reaction to it. (...)

Johnson uses neoliberal framing to justify his attacks on public safety. He wants to pull down environmental standards, create free ports in which businesses can avoid tax and regulation, and strike a rapid trade deal with the United States that is likely to rip up animal welfare rules and threaten the survival of the NHS. (...)

The creation of emergency is the inevitable destination of an absolutist, failed system. But emergency also provides the last means by which the failed system can be defended and extended.

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Tags: #capitalism #neoliberalism #brexit #boris johnson #thatcher #reagan #hayek #shock doctrine #nhs #free ports #tax haven #regulation #trade agreement #eu #european union #imf #maastricht treaty #wto #world trade organisation #trade unions #totalitarian capitalism #monbiot #friedman #hedge funds #animal welfare #investor-state dispute settlement #isds

 
Dutch civil servants of the Dutch #tax agency allow Uber to not have to pay tax over the first 6.1 billion dollars profit, so they'll move to the #Netherlands - #NotInMyName -

 
Dutch civil servants of the Dutch #tax agency allow Uber to not have to pay tax over the first 6.1 billion dollars profit, so they'll move to the #Netherlands - #NotInMyName -

 
Two cities in the USA (Florida) payed criminals more than a million to get their files back after #ransomware. That is #tax money from #RealPeople and #RealBusinesses.

So this is how civil servants are facilitating criminals:
1. Don't make #backups, ever.
2. Don't use #FreeSoftware.
3. Don't #update software.
4. Don't call the #police.

Oh, and #MSM: please don't label internet criminals as "hackers". Thank you.

 
Two cities in the USA (Florida) payed criminals more than a million to get their files back after #ransomware. That is #tax money from #RealPeople and #RealBusinesses.

So this is how civil servants are facilitating criminals:
1. Don't make #backups, ever.
2. Don't use #FreeSoftware.
3. Don't #update software.
4. Don't call the #police.

Oh, and #MSM: please don't label internet criminals as "hackers". Thank you.

 
After #Alabama, #Georgia, #Missouri and other states passed #pro-life #legislation, #businesses and state #governments across the country have made it clear that they are very upset about this and will use their #power to harm the people they #disagree with #politically.
In #California, a #politician is suggesting they use #tax #policy as a #weapon against states who don’t represent Californian #liberal values in 2019. California #Democratic Assemblywoman #Luz #Rivas said, “I think it really puts pressure on the industry to reconsider whether they want to do business in those states.”

There are plenty of businessmen who are pro-life, #pro-Second #Amendment and #pro-business. Alabama has done a good job of recruiting businesses with a #pro-growth climate, but it may be time for Alabama to start playing offense if states start to target Alabama over its policies.
I'm all for Alabama doing this.

I'm also all for Utah cutting off California's water supply:

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Why should Utah support Murder? although there is that democrat Senator they got - Romney.....

#2A #1A #abortionIsMurder #pro-life

 
After #Alabama, #Georgia, #Missouri and other states passed #pro-life #legislation, #businesses and state #governments across the country have made it clear that they are very upset about this and will use their #power to harm the people they #disagree with #politically.
In #California, a #politician is suggesting they use #tax #policy as a #weapon against states who don’t represent Californian #liberal values in 2019. California #Democratic Assemblywoman #Luz #Rivas said, “I think it really puts pressure on the industry to reconsider whether they want to do business in those states.”

There are plenty of businessmen who are pro-life, #pro-Second #Amendment and #pro-business. Alabama has done a good job of recruiting businesses with a #pro-growth climate, but it may be time for Alabama to start playing offense if states start to target Alabama over its policies.
I'm all for Alabama doing this.

I'm also all for Utah cutting off California's water supply:

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Why should Utah support Murder? although there is that democrat Senator they got - Romney.....

#2A #1A #abortionIsMurder #pro-life

 
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#Bruxelles : un monde de #lobbying

lobbyistes : combien sont ils ?


Officiellement, à Bruxelles, on compte quasiment 25.000 lobbyistes dont
. +/- 12.000 organisations
. 6.000 syndicats et groupements professionnels
. 3.000 ONG
. 1.000 cabinets de consultants

* → tour of the EU lobby world

lobbyistes : leur puissance


le nerf de la guerre du lobbying est l’argent

On connaît cependant les sommes investies dans le lobbying pour les quelques #multinationales emblématiques
* #Google : 6 millions €
#Amazon : 1,7 millions €
#Facebook : 3.5 millions €
#Apple : 1 millions €
#Microsoft : 5 millions €Ainsi, des sommes colossales sont dépensées par les lobbyistes pour influencer les décisions, les lois, …

lobbyistes : leurs actions


Personne ne connaît exactement leur travail …
Cependant, on peut se rendre compte de leur influence à travers quelques exemples de décisions prises récemment

la taxe européenne sur les #GAFAM non adoptée
l’UE suspens le projet de taxe européenne sur les GAFA

l’utilisation du #glyphosate prolongée
* L’Europe a récemment prolongé l'utilisation du #glyphosate de 5 ans
L'UE vote le renouvellement du glyphosate pour cinq ans

* les lobbies tels que Bayer-Mosanto ou les syndicats agricoles ont fait pression obtenir cette prolongation
What the Monsanto Papers tell us about corporate science
Monsanto Lobbying * En France, la #FNSEA prônait la prolongation de ce #pesticide en invoquant des problèmes de #concurrence mondiale

un «fond» pour l’industrie européenne de la #défense
* En 2016, la #CommissionEuropéenne propose la création d’un fond de 40 milliards € alimenté par le budget de l’ UE et les États membres pour la recherche et le développement d’armes et d’équipements militaires
L'UE vote le renouvellement du glyphosate pour cinq ans

etc ...

#lobbying : évolutions des pratiques


Depuis 2011,
Bruxelles a mis en place un "registre de la transparence"
Les lobbyistes souhaitant rencontrer un membre de la commission doivent s'inscrire

Mais ici aussi, l’imagination des lobbyistes est sans limite
les règles de ce registre sont bien souvent contournées
EU : stop lobby register abuses

en outre,
il n’existe aucun registre de la transparence pour les députés ou les gouvernements
qui eux aussi participent à l’élaboration des lois ... ;-)

Captured states : When EU governments are a channel for corporate interests

Demand EU transparency and ethics rules now

Conclusion


Les lobbiyistes continuent d’influencer très largement les lois et directives élaborées à Bruxelles
les lobbies ont encore de beaux jours devant eux ...

l’organisation #Corporate-Europe-Observatory lutte
pour exiger plus de #transparence au sein des différentes instances à Bruxelles
Corporate Europe Observatory : lobbying the EU

#ONG #NGO #CorporateEuropeObservatory #Corporate-Europe-Observatory #CEO
#transparency-international #TransparencyInternational
#observatoire-des-multinationales #ObservatoireDesMultinationales
#lobby-transparency #LobbyTransparency
#conflicts-of-interest #ConflictsOfInterest
#revolving-doors #RevolvingDoors
#EU-institutions
#lobbying #lobbies #lobbyiste #lobbyistes #lobby #corruption #AmiDesLobbies
#politique #transparence #directives #réformes #lois #taxes #traité
#oligarchie #EuropäischeUnion #EU Commission #EU-Commission #EU #UE #UnionEuropéenne #commission-européenne
#Bruxelles #Brussels #Europa #Europe #mépris #démocratie
#Directives #Réformes #Lois #Taxes #traité
#multinationales #mondialisation
#Bayer #Monsanto #RoundUp #lobby #santé #environnement #scandale
#Deloitte #EY #KPMG #PriceWaterhouseCoopers #PWC #evasions-fiscales #EvasionFiscale #finance #argent
#fiscalité #paradis-fiscaux #fraude #ParadisFiscaux #leaks #LuxLeak #LuxLeaks #country-by-country #tax
#defence-industry
#GAFA
World Health Organisation #WHO #OMS
#SyndicatsProfessionnels #syndicats-professionnels

 
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#Bruxelles : un monde de #lobbying

lobbyistes : combien sont ils ?


Officiellement, à Bruxelles, on compte quasiment 25.000 lobbyistes dont
. +/- 12.000 organisations
. 6.000 syndicats et groupements professionnels
. 3.000 ONG
. 1.000 cabinets de consultants

* → tour of the EU lobby world

lobbyistes : leur puissance


le nerf de la guerre du lobbying est l’argent

On connaît cependant les sommes investies dans le lobbying pour les quelques #multinationales emblématiques
* #Google : 6 millions €
#Amazon : 1,7 millions €
#Facebook : 3.5 millions €
#Apple : 1 millions €
#Microsoft : 5 millions €Ainsi, des sommes colossales sont dépensées par les lobbyistes pour influencer les décisions, les lois, …

lobbyistes : leurs actions


Personne ne connaît exactement leur travail …
Cependant, on peut se rendre compte de leur influence à travers quelques exemples de décisions prises récemment

la taxe européenne sur les #GAFAM non adoptée
l’UE suspens le projet de taxe européenne sur les GAFA

l’utilisation du #glyphosate prolongée
* L’Europe a récemment prolongé l'utilisation du #glyphosate de 5 ans
L'UE vote le renouvellement du glyphosate pour cinq ans

* les lobbies tels que Bayer-Mosanto ou les syndicats agricoles ont fait pression obtenir cette prolongation
What the Monsanto Papers tell us about corporate science
Monsanto Lobbying * En France, la #FNSEA prônait la prolongation de ce #pesticide en invoquant des problèmes de #concurrence mondiale

un «fond» pour l’industrie européenne de la #défense
* En 2016, la #CommissionEuropéenne propose la création d’un fond de 40 milliards € alimenté par le budget de l’ UE et les États membres pour la recherche et le développement d’armes et d’équipements militaires
L'UE vote le renouvellement du glyphosate pour cinq ans

etc ...

#lobbying : évolutions des pratiques


Depuis 2011,
Bruxelles a mis en place un "registre de la transparence"
Les lobbyistes souhaitant rencontrer un membre de la commission doivent s'inscrire

Mais ici aussi, l’imagination des lobbyistes est sans limite
les règles de ce registre sont bien souvent contournées
EU : stop lobby register abuses

en outre,
il n’existe aucun registre de la transparence pour les députés ou les gouvernements
qui eux aussi participent à l’élaboration des lois ... ;-)

Captured states : When EU governments are a channel for corporate interests

Demand EU transparency and ethics rules now

Conclusion


Les lobbiyistes continuent d’influencer très largement les lois et directives élaborées à Bruxelles
les lobbies ont encore de beaux jours devant eux ...

l’organisation #Corporate-Europe-Observatory lutte
pour exiger plus de #transparence au sein des différentes instances à Bruxelles
Corporate Europe Observatory : lobbying the EU

#ONG #NGO #CorporateEuropeObservatory #Corporate-Europe-Observatory #CEO
#transparency-international #TransparencyInternational
#observatoire-des-multinationales #ObservatoireDesMultinationales
#lobby-transparency #LobbyTransparency
#conflicts-of-interest #ConflictsOfInterest
#revolving-doors #RevolvingDoors
#EU-institutions
#lobbying #lobbies #lobbyiste #lobbyistes #lobby #corruption #AmiDesLobbies
#politique #transparence #directives #réformes #lois #taxes #traité
#oligarchie #EuropäischeUnion #EU Commission #EU-Commission #EU #UE #UnionEuropéenne #commission-européenne
#Bruxelles #Brussels #Europa #Europe #mépris #démocratie
#Directives #Réformes #Lois #Taxes #traité
#multinationales #mondialisation
#Bayer #Monsanto #RoundUp #lobby #santé #environnement #scandale
#Deloitte #EY #KPMG #PriceWaterhouseCoopers #PWC #evasions-fiscales #EvasionFiscale #finance #argent
#fiscalité #paradis-fiscaux #fraude #ParadisFiscaux #leaks #LuxLeak #LuxLeaks #country-by-country #tax
#defence-industry
#GAFA
World Health Organisation #WHO #OMS
#SyndicatsProfessionnels #syndicats-professionnels